Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms with the French and Other Synonymes, Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters, FormulŠ for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, Etc

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Lea and Blanchard, 1848 - Medicine - 912 pages
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Page 7 - The object of the author from the outset has not been to make the work a mere lexicon or dictionary of terms, but to afford, under each, a condensed view of its various medical relations, and thus to render the work an epitome of the existing condition of medical science.
Page 413 - ... in a mist. Under the temperate zone in Europe, the temperature is more uniform on the high mountains than in the plains. At the Hospital of St Gothard, for instance, the difference between the mean temperature of the warmest and coldest months is 17'3░ ; while under the same parallel, nearly at the level of the sea, it is 20░ or 21░.
Page 215 - It is an enarthrodial joint, formed by the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula. It...
Page 7 - Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries, whom mankind have considered not as the pupil but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths through which learning and genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense...
Page 214 - Contagious diseases are produced either by a virus, capable of causing them by inoculation, as in small-pox, cow-pox, hydrophobia, syphilis, &c., or by miasmata, proceeding from a sick individual, as in plague, typhus gravior, and in measles and scarlatina.
Page 433 - Ibs. of the mercury with the sulphuric acid until a dry, white mass is left. Rub this, when cold, with the remainder of the mercury in an earthenware mortar, until they are thoroughly mixed ; then add the chloride of sodium, and rub it with the other ingredients till all the globules disappear ; afterward sublime.
Page 404 - Boil them to a proper thickness, then add a quarter of a pound of sugar, and two spoonsful of yeast. Set the whole in a warm place near the fire, for six or eight weeks, then place it in the open air until it becomes a syrup ; lastly, decant, filter, and bottle it up, adding a little sugar to each bottle.
Page 82 - ... cf. the phrase common carrier) but it may imply a personal agent or a beast of burden or some natural or artificial passage, such as an artery or a pipe; as, the ship carries a heavy cargo; airplanes carry mail; to carry passengers; to carry news; please carry the basket to the house; the arteries carry the blood from the heart to the various parts of the body. Bear, in literal use, stresses the support of the weight of that which is being moved; in its extended senses, even though actual weight...
Page 160 - Into a pint of fine gruel, not thick, put, while it is boiling-hot, the yolk of an egg beaten with sugar, and mixed with a large spoonful of cold water, a glass of wine, and nutmeg. Mix by degrees. It is very agreeable and nourishing. Some like gruel, with a glass of table beer, sugar, &c. with or without a tea-spoonful of brandy.
Page 105 - Take of Marble, in small pieces, six troyounces ; Muriatic Acid twelve troyounces ; Distilled Water a sufficient quantity. Mix the Acid with half a pint of Distilled Water, and gradually add the Marble. Towards the close of the effervescence apply a gentle heat, and, when the action has ceased, pour off the clear liquid, and evaporate to dryness. Dissolve the residue in one and a half times its weight of Distilled Water, and filter through paper.

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